Frank van Graas and Michael Braasch

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Abstract: Attitude and heading determination using GPS interferometry is a well understood concept. However, efforts have been concentrated mainly in the development of robust algorithms and applications for low-dynamic, rigid platforms (e.g., shipboard). This paper presents results of what is believed by the authors to be the first real-time flight test of a GPS attitude and heading determination system. Signals from four antennas are processed by a 24-channel GPS receiver. Data from the receiver are sent to a microcomputer for storage and further computations. Attitude and heading data are sent to a second computer for display on a software-generated artificial horizon. Demonstration of this technique proves its candidacy for augmentation of aircraft state estimation for flight control and navigation, as well as for numerous other applications.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 38, Number 4
Pages: 297 - 316
Cite this article: van Graas, Frank, Braasch, Michael, "GPS INTERFEROMETRIC ATTITUDE AND HEADING DETERMINATION: INITIAL FLIGHT TEST RESULTS", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 38, No. 4, Winter 1991-1992, pp. 297-316.
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